Papagrande2

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Born in New Jersey, raised by a strict National League mother to be a Mets fan. Moved to Michigan and became a Tiger fan after my first trip to Tiger Stadium in 1976: Polish-American night with Mark Fidrych pitching.

Semi-retired, living in the western 'burbs of Detroit. Author of Michigan Breweries and 15 books in the Point/Counterpoint series. Publisher of The Beer Festival Calendar.

A Fan Of...

  • MLB Detroit Tigers
  • NCAAF Michigan Wolverines
  • NCAAB Michigan Wolverines
  • NHL Detroit Red Wings
  • FIFA Indomitable Lions of Cameroon
Recent Activity
Does he throw a mean hairball?
Commented on White Sox 11, Tigers 4: Anibal Sanchez betrayed by defense and bullpen, Joakim Soria rocked in home debut on Jul 30 2014, 2:04a
Substitute "Super Bowl" for "World Series" and you have the rallying cry of the long-suffering Lions fan
Commented on Game 103: Tigers vs. White Sox, 7:08 p.m. on Jul 29 2014, 10:11p
Now we know why the Tigers were selling upper box tickets at the cut-rate price of $20 for this game
Commented on Game 103: Tigers vs. White Sox, 7:08 p.m. on Jul 29 2014, 9:45p
AL Central = Norris Division without the on-ice brawls
Commented on Game 103: Tigers vs. White Sox, 7:08 p.m. on Jul 29 2014, 9:32p
Well, my timing is exquisite tonight
Commented on Game 103: Tigers vs. White Sox, 7:08 p.m. on Jul 29 2014, 9:28p - 1 reply
So sorry to hear about the death of your wife's mom
Commented on Beer of the Series 2.34 - Chicago White Sox on Jul 28 2014, 11:49p
I would have gone with Sterno, and a crystal meth chaser
Commented on Beer of the Series 2.34 - Chicago White Sox on Jul 28 2014, 11:47p - 1 reply
for Rick Porcello
Voted on Jul 27 2014, 8:32p
Good way to look at it
Commented on Game 102: Tigers at Angels, 3:35 p.m. on Jul 27 2014, 6:23p
Lack of offense is becoming an even bigger concern than the bullpen
Commented on Game 102: Tigers at Angels, 3:35 p.m. on Jul 27 2014, 6:18p - 1 reply
Didn't know he'd passed away. Sorry to hear that.
Commented on Game 102: Tigers at Angels, 3:35 p.m. on Jul 27 2014, 6:17p
College FB fans will remember Huston Street's father
Commented on Game 102: Tigers at Angels, 3:35 p.m. on Jul 27 2014, 6:11p - 1 reply
Too bad active athletes can't endorse beer
Commented on Game 102: Tigers at Angels, 3:35 p.m. on Jul 27 2014, 5:59p
They also gave western Wayne County a miss
Commented on Game 102: Tigers at Angels, 3:35 p.m. on Jul 27 2014, 5:53p
We might have to give him Allison's twitter handle
Commented on Game 102: Tigers at Angels, 3:35 p.m. on Jul 27 2014, 5:31p
State bird of Alabama
Commented on Game 102: Tigers at Angels, 3:35 p.m. on Jul 27 2014, 5:28p
We've had a cool summer so far
Commented on Game 102: Tigers at Angels, 3:35 p.m. on Jul 27 2014, 5:28p
Hummingbirds are really aggressive
Commented on Game 102: Tigers at Angels, 3:35 p.m. on Jul 27 2014, 5:26p - 1 reply
Calm before the storm?
Commented on Game 102: Tigers at Angels, 3:35 p.m. on Jul 27 2014, 5:25p - 1 reply
Just heard thunder here in Canton.
Commented on Game 102: Tigers at Angels, 3:35 p.m. on Jul 27 2014, 4:37p - 1 reply
Sharpen your pencils around $15M/year for his contract.
Commented on Game 102: Tigers at Angels, 3:35 p.m. on Jul 27 2014, 4:31p - 2 replies
The Detroit area radar is starting to look ugly
Commented on Game 102: Tigers at Angels, 3:35 p.m. on Jul 27 2014, 4:24p - 3 replies
Why do Rod and Mario like to dump on the Ivy League?
Commented on Game 102: Tigers at Angels, 3:35 p.m. on Jul 27 2014, 4:23p - 1 reply
Ugh. At least there's a ballgame tomorrow.
Commented on Game 101 Overflow on Jul 26 2014, 11:56p
Wonder if any Tigers will hit a Shuck delivery and give the outfield a can of corn
Commented on Game 101 Overflow on Jul 26 2014, 11:49p - 1 reply
Maybe GWilson knows how many MLB players have had 2 pairs of double letters in their last names, like Iannetta.
Commented on Game 101 Overflow on Jul 26 2014, 11:41p - 1 reply
In excelsis
Commented on Game 101 Overflow on Jul 26 2014, 11:26p - 1 reply
Don't you get Aussie Rules football?
Commented on Game 101 Overflow on Jul 26 2014, 11:26p - 1 reply
Because one of those teams will eventually win
Commented on Game 101 Overflow on Jul 26 2014, 11:10p
Bartender, a double Martinez, please.
Commented on Game 101 Overflow on Jul 26 2014, 11:02p - 1 reply
Aglet. That's rec-worthy. Also NYT puzzle-worthy.
Commented on Game 101 Overflow on Jul 26 2014, 10:56p
I hardly thought I was the sole person to know that.
Commented on Game 101 Overflow on Jul 26 2014, 10:50p - 1 reply
I wonder how much longer Shoemaker can last
Commented on Game 101 Overflow on Jul 26 2014, 10:45p - 1 reply
Some runs, peas!
Commented on Game 101 Overflow on Jul 26 2014, 10:40p
Just a fluke
Commented on Game 101: Tigers at Angels 9:05 p.m. on Jul 26 2014, 10:37p
It's also time for the Tigers' bats to come alive
Commented on Game 101: Tigers at Angels 9:05 p.m. on Jul 26 2014, 10:35p
Damon Grunion?
Commented on Game 101: Tigers at Angels 9:05 p.m. on Jul 26 2014, 10:30p - 1 reply
Am I the only person who thinks PowerPoint is one of the worst cultural plagues of our time?
Commented on Game 101: Tigers at Angels 9:05 p.m. on Jul 26 2014, 10:09p - 3 replies
Lamont: "He's been in baseball half a decade"
Commented on Game 101: Tigers at Angels 9:05 p.m. on Jul 26 2014, 10:08p
for It sure as Hell wasn't a left-handed reliever
Voted on Jul 23 2014, 1:47a
I approve this message.
Commented on Game 95 Afterglow on Jul 20 2014, 4:23p
Have fun!
Commented on Game 95 Afterglow on Jul 20 2014, 4:08p
Let's all go over to the 'vark side
Commented on Game 95 Overflow on Jul 20 2014, 4:03p
Bartender, a double Martinez.
Commented on Game 95 Overflow on Jul 20 2014, 3:17p
Jared is in the process of reinventing himself
Commented on Game 95: Tigers vs. Indians, 1:08 p.m. on Jul 20 2014, 2:58p
Plate appearances!
Commented on Game 95: Tigers vs. Indians, 1:08 p.m. on Jul 20 2014, 2:56p
Has Cecily entered the Tyson Zone?
Commented on Game 95: Tigers vs. Indians, 1:08 p.m. on Jul 20 2014, 2:44p
CC Lee. Not to be confused with CC Sabathia. Or CC Ryder.
Commented on Game 95: Tigers vs. Indians, 1:08 p.m. on Jul 20 2014, 2:42p - 1 reply
Jersey Mike's and Firehouse Subs are growing in western Wayne County
Commented on Game 95: Tigers vs. Indians, 1:08 p.m. on Jul 20 2014, 2:32p - 1 reply
Sierra Nevada has a mixed IPA pack that's very good
Commented on Game 95: Tigers vs. Indians, 1:08 p.m. on Jul 20 2014, 2:30p - 2 replies
Quizno's filed for bankruptcy in March
Commented on Game 95: Tigers vs. Indians, 1:08 p.m. on Jul 20 2014, 2:29p - 1 reply
Meijer had a 15-pack of Founders All Day IPA for $14.99
Commented on Game 95: Tigers vs. Indians, 1:08 p.m. on Jul 20 2014, 2:28p - 1 reply
Yesterday was a Golden Corral day for punishment gluttons
Commented on Game 95: Tigers vs. Indians, 1:08 p.m. on Jul 20 2014, 1:13p
The brewery we visit most often...
Commented on Beer of the Series 2.31 - Cleveland Indians on Jul 20 2014, 1:52a
for Sure wasn't Joe Nathan!
Voted on Jul 20 2014, 12:46a
There are about 20 million things I'd like to say right now.
Commented on Game 94: Tigers vs. Indians, 7:08 p.m. on Jul 19 2014, 10:34p
for Sure wasn't the bullpen!
Voted on Jul 19 2014, 1:07a
Ballgame tomorrow.
Commented on Game 92 Overflow on Jul 18 2014, 10:42p
The nearer your destination, the more you chippin' away
Commented on Game 92 Overflow on Jul 18 2014, 10:36p
A reverse Malek is a "kalem"
Commented on Game 92 Overflow on Jul 18 2014, 10:09p - 1 reply
Oh, great. Now we all owe Arby's an order of curly fries
Commented on Game 92 Overflow on Jul 18 2014, 10:08p - 2 replies
What would you get for them?
Commented on Game 92 Overflow on Jul 18 2014, 10:05p
Indeed.
Commented on Game 92 Overflow on Jul 18 2014, 9:28p
I had no idea that "Albuquerque" was Spanish for "gopher"
Commented on Game 92 Overflow on Jul 18 2014, 9:26p
Is it too early to start drinking? Or is it too late?
Commented on Game 92 Overflow on Jul 18 2014, 9:24p - 2 replies
What begins with "F" and ends with "uck"? Food Truck!
Commented on Game 92 Overflow on Jul 18 2014, 9:21p
I approve this message.
Commented on Game 92 Overflow on Jul 18 2014, 9:19p
Al, I can tell that you had a lot of fun writing this game summary.
Commented on Tigers 16, Royals 4: Detroit extends AL Central lead to 5 1/2 games in punishing win over Kansas City on Jul 11 2014, 3:43p
Excellent choice, sir
Commented on Beer of the Series 2.29 - Los Angeles Dodgers on Jul 9 2014, 4:57p - 1 reply
Not at all. It's worth 18 points in Scrabble, too.
Commented on Game 87 Overflow on Jul 9 2014, 4:02p
Let happy hour commence!
Commented on Game 87 Overflow on Jul 9 2014, 3:56p
Same here. First game I saw at Tiger Stadium was in 1976.
Commented on Game 87: Tigers vs. Dodgers, 1:08 p.m. on Jul 9 2014, 2:37p
Same here. I started turning gray at age 21
Commented on Game 87: Tigers vs. Dodgers, 1:08 p.m. on Jul 9 2014, 1:57p - 2 replies
I wonder if he's related to Bib, the Michelin man
Commented on Game 87: Tigers vs. Dodgers, 1:08 p.m. on Jul 9 2014, 1:53p
From Frostbite Falls, Minnesota
Commented on Game 87: Tigers vs. Dodgers, 1:08 p.m. on Jul 9 2014, 1:28p - 1 reply
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